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Old 07-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #41
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We are glad to be here for ITK!!! Glad we could help ease some of the fears and bring a smile to your pretty face!!!
sattie, thanks for reading my posts. Since I have a bunion on the same foot that I want taken care of, do you think I should ask if he could do both at same time or would that be real torture? I just am trying to economize about the cost of Outpatient Care. I just really feel like telling them if it would be okay to remove the whole foot? Kind of stupid right? No , seriously I do want to have the bunion taken car e of too at some point.

My son emailed this story this morning:

STLtoday - Dog chews off Alton woman's toe


about a woman and her dog. Just wonder if he was thinking of my situation?
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #42
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ITK, I think it would be worth checking with the foot doc about the bunion. Tell him/her that you would like that taken care of eventually and ask about the feasability of doing the two procedures together. My thought is the toenail is minor compared to the bunion (less invasive) and they may be able to do them both at the same time.
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #43
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I agree with jabbur ITK.... I know I would want to get it knocked out at the same time if I could. I never had a bunion.. so I have no clue what they are like or what it takes to remedy something like that. No need to chop off the whole foot!!!

And for the dog... he must of been hungry!!!! That is toooo weird!
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:18 AM   #44
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5"8" I'm too ... with hands that make most men go "wow" ... I figure I just need big feet to hoist my big breasteses up to legal level and then need the big hands to justify my feet. Or Vice Versa. =P Its a vicious circle.

I should have been a piano player since I can span an octave easily. I can't quite palm a basketball, but I'm sure with practice I could make my jump-shot good enough to make the palming null.

No wonder people look at me with crossed eyes when I say I'm a vegetarian. But its true!! I have to be the most healthy looking non-meat eater they have ever seen.


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Old 07-17-2008, 02:50 PM   #45
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Help!

Since I asked you all for your advice and I feel better after you wrote about how you felt, I have additional problem. On the same foot I have a bunion. Should i get it done at same time? The nurse tells me it is possible. I have to have x rays next week and talk to the doctor about it. I really think it would be better cost wise and getting sedated only one time. I just can't remember how long I had to remain off my foot when I had it done last time. I was going through divorce and had to live with my ex who resented that I could not cook. I trust all of you completely and know you mean so well for me that I consider you more than this family. They only tell me how deformed my foot looks, never offer advice. I just wonder why I am here really? Only ones who seem to care are the dogs and times I wonder about them too. Thanks for your time and understanding. (Is this in the wrong area again?) Should this be under Venting?
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:30 PM   #46
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My son had this done a few years ago. They didn't have to remove the entire nail, just a portion of it, down into the nail bed. Now, his nail is one toe is narrower than the rest. Pretty rough on him, but he was just 17 at the time.

He hasn't had any problems since. Prior to that, it was a recurring problem for a couple of years.
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ITK-- I just started working at a podiatrist office last week and in that week I saw a lot of people getting 2 procedures done at once. It does save on the cost of an office visit and being in pain twice.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:48 PM   #48
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ITK-- I just started working at a podiatrist office last week and in that week I saw a lot of people getting 2 procedures done at once. It does save on the cost of an office visit and being in pain twice.
That is the reason I want it done at once. On the same foot so he wouldn't have to worry about putting needle in more than once. How long do I have to be off my feet? I have appointment Tuesday but heck I am so worried i could forget to ask him. I just have to take care of these guys around here. They won't eat anything but what I fix. that means getting something prepared for two weeks or more. How long will that last ? Seem to always be the hungriest when I don't have enough of one thing.

VeraBlue that is what most everyone says, kind of rough. Well, I been through pretty much so this will be added to it. Feel sorry for your son and you most of all. Having to see him suffer, not right. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #49
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i had the toe nails on each big toe done twenty years ago, it was uncomfortable but not really bad pain. and believe me i have a low threshold for pain. did have to stay off feet for couple days. best of luck

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #50
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Sorry, after ALL this and opening my fear to all of you, the doctor said no problem about doing both at once BUT will have to recoup for 6-8 weeks! How can this be? My brother needs help daily, plus my one son got let go from his job. I can't do this! Not only does this bother me about not being able to be on my feet, but how can I feel right not doing what I need to do. I have too many dependent on me and I just will have to call and cancel and ask that I can reschedule when things are more calm. Wouldn't this bother you if someone said bedrest for 6-8 weeks? Never had child that I stayed off my feet for this length of time.

I know he won't like it but it is my foot and I do have that choice right? Just hope he doesn't get resentful about the whole deal and let this affect his work the next time I want it done. I do feel bad about not keeping this appointment. When he said this, I swallowed hard but thought it isn't going to happen. Why can't feet be normal? Not everyone has these kinds of problems.

Anyway, thanks for all your time and encouragement but this is lot of time to not keep everything going. Besides, got two pups and old dog that need care. Don't be mad that I took your time. I am grateful.
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